17 October Crucible Studio Jean Toussaint’s Blakey Project
Neil Pepper writes
"Even though it’s still August, it’s not too early to start thinking about what’s coming up when summer’s over ... and at Sheffield Jazz we’ve lined up a great new season to bring you the very best in contemporary jazz !
The Sheffield Millennium Hall season kicks off on Friday 2nd October with European stars Kit Downes and his trio followed the week after by Liam Noble in a rare opportunity to see him playing solo.
Up-and-coming innovators who are pushing the boundaries are also represented by the Alice Zawadzki Band and Sheffield-favourites Empirical, and in November we’re pleased to welcome international star Andy Sheppard and his quartet and from the USA the New York Standards Quartet.
Away from Millennium Hall, in November the Beats & Pieces Big Band return after their brilliant sell-out gig in 2014, this time at Sheffield University Students Union.
And we’re pleased that we can put on two gigs at the Crucible Studio – Jean Toussaint’s Blakey Project in October and to round the season off in December, the Mingus Profiles Sextet, featuring Chris Biscoe and Tony Kofi.
Gig listings for the autumn
Friday 2 October at 20.30 Millennium Hall Kit Downes Trio
Friday 9 October at 20.30 Millennium Hall Liam Noble Solo piano
Saturday 17 October at 19.15 Crucible Studio Jean Toussaint’s Blakey Project
Friday 23 October at 20.30 Millennium Hall Alice Zawadzki Band
Friday 6 November at 20.30 Millennium Hall Empirical
Friday 13 November at 20.30 Millennium Hall New York Standards Quartet
Thursday 19 November at 20.00 Sheffield University Students Union Beats & Pieces Big Band
Friday 27 November at 20.30 Millennium Hall Andy Sheppard Quartet
Friday 4 December at 19.15 Crucible Studio Mingus Profiles Sextet
Tickets are available NOW for all these gigs in advance from WeGot Tickets, except for the Crucible gigs where tickets in advance are available from the Crucible Box Office.
Students Union Box Office 0114 222 8777 or www.tickets.sheffieldstudentsunion.com
Crucible Box Office 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk